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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
Rickinghall Inferior
National Grid Reference:
TM 04670 75758


RICKINGHALL INFERIOR THE STREET (NORTH WEST TM 0475 SIDE) 6/126 The Bell Hotel (formerly 15.11.54 listed as Bell Inn) GV II Inn. Early to mid C17, cased and extended early C18, altered C19. Timber frame, plastered and largely cased in Flemish bond red brick. Plaintiled roof with red pantiles to rear. Broad 3 bay front range with a parallel block added to rear. 2 storeys with attic to rear. Brick front with an offset plinth, blocked cellar window, entrance to right of centre with steps up to a recessed half glazed door, lugged architrave with an upper raised fielded panel and a projecting hood, to centre a full height C19 canted bay window with 16 pane sashes, panelled jambs to sashed returns, on ground floor 3 and on first 2 flush frame glazing bar sashes with gauged brick flat arched heads. Dentilled brick eaves. Cross axial end stacks, extruded with 2 offsets to left end, moulded kneelers to coped gable parapet with tumbled-in brickwork. C18 parallel range to rear has a broader shallower roof, left return brick cased ground floor with a segmental headed 2-light glazing bar casement, an entrance towards front with a recessed half glazed door in an early C19 Doric doorcase with fluted pilasters, a first floor glazing bar sash, attic 2-light casement. A cross axial stack to left of centre on rear ridge. To rear mixed fenestration, to rear right a 1 bay brick addition, lower 2 storeys with a hipped pantiled roof, ground floor sash. Interior: frame largely concealed, stop chamfered axial binding beams, some through tension bracing, single butt purlin roofs.

Listing NGR: TM0467075758


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/13370/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hubert Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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